Scout’s honour! Medal for Mike

March 24 2016
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Scout’s honour! Medal for Mike

Scout leader, Mike Evans, has been presented with a Lord Mayor’s Medal at an annual award ceremony in recognition of his work in the community and for his substantial fundraising efforts.

Mike Evans has been regarded as a figurehead for the scout movement in Bristol for many years, dedicating his life to promoting scouting in the area. He runs the local beavers, cubs and scouts groups four times per week teaching boys and girls valuable life skills. He has been pivotal in the rebuilding of the Scout Hut in Bishopston, working to raise £400,000 over the last 5 years.

He said: “It was quite a surprise to get it. It’s nice to get recognition for all the work that was done here and for the team of people who supported me in achieving it. It was the first time I’ve been to the Mansion House. It nice to go in there and see how opulent it is.”

Mike was nominated for the medal by councillor Fi Hance, and was presented with it along with other community leaders, by the Lord Mayor Clare Campion­Smith at the Mansion House in Clifton.

Bristol’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Clare Campion­Smith, said: “These medals are a great way of recognising the selfless work of individuals who work hard on behalf of their community. This year, we have another selection of very worthy winners who should all wear their medals with pride.

“I would like to thank all of those people who submitted the nominations and also the nominees. Without your work, Bristol would not be the city that it is today. You are the backbone of our community and your work inspires others to step up for the greater good.”

True to form, Mike kept the celebrations low key on the day as he was due at a scouts meeting at 7pm.